(BIG snip)......The best Autocord repair guy I know is Karl Bryan in Oregon, USA. Along with lots of experience and skill, he's also a helpful man. Send him a note and see what he thinks? If you have him do the work and mailing works out, he'll be quick and thorough. email@example.com
I'll second that! Karl worked on my Autocord a month ago, and his service and workmanship are first rate. He's fast too!!